Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dragon Lanterns

We are spending time with family in the St. Louis area. When we arrived we heard about a special event. The Missouri Botanical Gardens are presenting a special exhibition this summer called Dragon Lanterns.

The exhibit is a group of silk-covered wire sculptures lit from within. Very pretty in the daylight, spectacular in the nighttime when lit. Here are a couple of examples:

You can see more images at this link: Dragon Lanterns

Nikon D7000 handheld, Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8, post in ACR for contrast, vibrance and crop.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Approaching Storm

Last weekend we were in McPherson, KS to celebrate my daughter's college graduation.

This is thunderstorm season on the plains. This storm rolled in on Saturday evening. This image is of the mammatus clouds that were on the leading edge of the storm. The wheat field will be ready to harvest in about a week if the forecast for hot weather holds.

Nikon D7000 w/ Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. Processing in ACR/CFX4/CS5